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Douglas Meltzer

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From: New York, NY, USA
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 - posted September 02, 2013 09:31 AM      Profile for Douglas Meltzer   Email Douglas Meltzer   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It can't be! Here's a story about the end of tokusatsu, or "suitmation".


I think there's room for just one more film.....

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David Ollerearnshaw
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 - posted September 02, 2013 09:47 AM      Profile for David Ollerearnshaw   Author's Homepage   Email David Ollerearnshaw   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Enjoy the 'Suitmation' (what a great word) far more than the CGI stuff nowadays. They were much more fun to watch.

And I'm sure the actors playing in the suits were having great fun, even though boiling hot inside.

[ September 02, 2013, 12:13 PM: Message edited by: David Ollerearnshaw ]

I love the smell of film in the morning.


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Vidar Olavesen
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Oh, the charm of real effects ... CGI is killing the real film feel ... Overdone, every time

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Alan Rik
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Cool video to go along with the article:


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Guy Taylor, Jr.
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 - posted September 03, 2013 04:33 AM      Profile for Guy Taylor, Jr.   Email Guy Taylor, Jr.   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I had the pleasure of visiting Japan on a business trip back in 1995. The Japanese culture is wonderfully weird; so many different influences. One of these days I would like to go back.

Guy Taylor

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Timothy Price
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 - posted September 03, 2013 10:21 PM      Profile for Timothy Price   Author's Homepage   Email Timothy Price   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
If the new Godzilla movie coming out in May sparks Toho's interest in re- booting the Japanese franchise, I'm not convinced they'll go 100% CGI. THE MILLENIUM SERIES saw a good blend of suitmation mixed with CGI. Hoping they follow tradition and stay true to that blend like the current Ultraman releases. Heading back to Japan in June to push my new book BIG IN JAPAN about the very subject! [Big Grin]

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